Drake performing at the Polson Pier in Toronto, 2011.
|Birth name||Aubrey Drake Graham|
|Born||October 24, 1986
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B|
|Occupations||Rapper, singer, songwriter, actor|
|Years active||1994–present (as actor)
2006–present (as rapping)
|Labels||OVO Sound, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic|
|Associated acts||Young Money, Birdman, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Noah "40" Shebib, Rick Ross, The Weeknd, Trey Songz|
Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian recording artist, rapper, songwriter, and actor who has sold over five million album copies. He was the character Jimmy Brooks for eight seasons on the television show Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Drake has worked with a lot of other musicians. Drake rapped on Rihanna's number one single "What's My Name". He also rapped on "Moment 4 Life" by Nicki Minaj. It was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award in the category Best Rap Performance. His third album Take Care was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards. It won.
Albums[change | change source]
|2010||Thank Me Later|
|2013||Nothing Was the Same|
|2015||If You're Reading This Its Too Late|
References[change | change source]
- "Drake". Biography.com. A+E Television Networks, LLC. 7 January 2013. http://www.biography.com/people/drake-596834.
- "Grammys 2012: Rap and hip-hop nominees/winners". CBC Music. http://music.cbc.ca/#!/blogs/2012/2/Grammys-2012-Rap-and-hip-hop-nomineeswinners. Retrieved 2015-10-21.
- "Grammys 2013: Drake's 'Take Care' wins in rap album category". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/10/entertainment/la-et-ms-grammys-2013-rap-album-winner-20130209. Retrieved 2015-10-21.
- "From rapper to Raptor, Drake takes on new role". NBA. http://www.nba.com/2013/news/09/30/raptors-drake.ap/index.html. Retrieved 2015-10-21.